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This is your chance for a peek into the resources we use (or have used). If you’re after a more detailed review of anything, let me know.

Browse the Bookshelf


Garden Crafts for children, Dawn Isaac

Baking Bread with children, Warren Lee Cohen

Nature’s Playground, Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield

Montessori Play and Learn, Lesley Britton

The Artful Parent, Jean van’t Hul

Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Wonder, Mariah Bruehl

The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons, Amanda Blake Soule

Teach Me To Do It Myself, Maja Pitamic

Green Crafts for Children, Emma Hardy

I Love My World, Chris Holland

Spring: Nature Activities for Children, Irmgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden

The Creative Family, Amanda Blake Soule

Let’s Play Together, Mildred Masheder

Painting with Children, Brunhild Müller



Adventures in Gentle Discipline, Hilary Flower

Superpowers for Parents, Dr Stephen Briers

The Secrets of Happy Children, Steve Biddulph

More Secrets of Happy Children, Steve Biddulph

Ages and Stages, Schaefer and DiGeronimo

What’s Going on in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life, Lise Eliot

The Curse of the Good Girl, Rachel Simmons

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and listen so kids will talk, Adele Fabre and Elaine Mazlish

Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn

Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The Highly Sensitive Child, Elaine N Aron

Remotely Controlled, Dr Aric Sigman

Raising Babies, Steve Biddulph

Letting Go as Children Grow, Deborah Jackson

Toxic Childhood, Sue Palmer

Playful Parenting, Laurence Cohen

Hold on to Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maye

Kids: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children, Meredith F. Small

No Contest: the Case Against Competition, Alfie Kohn

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Lisa Damour

The Whole-Brain Child, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Science of Parenting, Margot Sutherland

Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph

Raising Girls, Steve Biddulph

Nurture by Nature, Tieger and Barron-Tieger

Why Love Matters, Sue Gerhardt



The Prairie Primer, Margie Gray

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Engelmann, Haddox, Bruner

Teaching and Learning in the Early Years, David Whitebread

The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning, Sally Goddard Blythe

The Unschooling Handbook, Mary Griffith

The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach, Howard Gardner

One to One: A Practical Guide to Learning at Home, Gareth Lewis

Project Based Homeschooling, Lori Pickert

Democracy and Education, John Dewey

Teach Your Own, John Holt and Pat Farenga

Just Playing?, Janet Moyles

The Book of Learning and Forgetting, Frank Smith

The Well Trained Mind: a Guide to Classical Education at Home, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin Dance

How Children Learn at Home, Alan Thomas and Harriet Pattison

Dumbing Us Down, John Taylor Gatto

Read With Me: an Apprenticeship Approach to Reading, Liz Waterland

HE-UK journal, edited Mike Fortune-Wood

The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori

How Children Think and Learn, David Wood

Threads of Thinking, Cathy Nutbrown

Young Children Learning, Barbara Tizard and Martin Hughes

Instead of Education, John Holt

How Children Fail, John Holt

Children’s Minds, Margaret Donaldson

Free To Learn: Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Lynne Oldfield

The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori

School is Not Compulsory, Education Otherwise

Doing It Their Way, Jan Fortune-Wood

Proust and the Squid, Maryanne Wolf

A Thomas Jefferson Education, Oliver deMille

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Education Implications of Affective Neuroscience, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler

Mindset, Carol Dweck

Making Thinking Visible, Ritchhart, Church and Morrison

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Element, Ken Robinson

The Number Sense, Dehaene


Personal development

A Gracious Space, Julie Bogart

Mindsight, Daniel Siegel

The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg

Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed

Bounce, Matthew Syed

Happier At Home, Gretchen Rubin

Drive, Daniel H. Pink

Before Happiness, Shawn Achor

Please Understand Me II, Keirsey

Getting Things Done, David Allen

Ready For Anything, David Allen

People Skills, Robert Bolton

A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon


Children’s non-fiction

The Story of the World, Susan Wise Bauer

Caveman Chemistry, Kevin M Dunn


Children’s fiction

Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli


On the iPad

Onebillion Maths

Motion maths: Cupcake, Pizza and Fractions

Tinybop: Me, Space, Human Body

TouchPress: MasterSwords, C3debreakers, 12aDozen

Toca Boca: Builders, Toca Blocks, Toca Doctor, Robot Lab, Toca Town

We Want To Learn: DB numbers, Big Numbers, DragonBox2, Elements

Brain Dots


Smart Numbers

Grammar Pop


DK TimesTables








Two dots


Green riding hood

Star tracker lite

Star view free






Khan academy


PC and websites


Civilization V